Paul Sugar

Paul Sugar


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Does the 72-Hour Rule Allow a Contractor in Maryland to Fix a Mistake in its MBE Participation Schedule After Bid Opening?

A recent Maryland Board of Public Works meeting addressed whether the state has flexibility in applying minority business enterprise (MBE) regulatory requirements in State contracts....more

3/9/2015 - Bid Protests Bids Board of Contract Appeals Construction Contracts Federal Contractors Minority-Owned Businesses Mistake of Fact Public Works Subcontractors

Government Contractors - Make Sure You Know the Pre-Opening Bid Modification and Withdrawal Rules in the Jurisdictions Where You...

The competitive bidding process for government contracts often requires contractors to submit detailed bids under tight, pressure-packed deadlines. While contractors may check their bids meticulously before submitting them,...more

1/30/2015 - Bids Federal Contractors Government Contractors Jurisdiction Procurement Guidelines Subcontractors

Pending Legislation in Maryland Could Eliminate Bid Protest Appeals

On February 24, a bill was introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates which, if passed, will require a bid protester of a state contract to pay to the state up to 5% of the value of the contract on which it protested, if...more

3/10/2014 - Appeals Bid Protests Bids

Controversial Baltimore City Local Hiring Ordinance is Enacted

A controversial new law is set to take effect soon. Legislation was introduced in the Baltimore City Council that requires employers benefitted by city contracts and subsidies to take measures to hire Baltimore City...more

11/22/2013 - Contractors Local Ordinance Municipalities

Mechanic's Lien Waivers: Understand What You Are Waiving

In Maryland and elsewhere, a mechanic’s lien safeguards a contractor’s entitlement to payment on a private project. It is a statutory device that, if properly pursued, provides a contractor a security interest in the real...more

9/18/2013 - Contractors General Contractors Mechanics Lien Subcontractors Waivers

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